When I met Truman for his senior portrait session on the Nashville Pedestrian Bridge, I remember thinking one thing. Wow, seniors know how to step out with style these days!
This sophisticated young man was relaxed, put together, and honestly, just the nicest guy. We had planned his senior portraits to that we could capture his personality against the backdrop of the beauty of Nashville’s skyline at sunset. And the afternoon did not disappoint.
Timing is key to great light
Timing is key when you are planning any portrait session. I always appreciate clients who defer to my knowledge of lighting and location to bring out the best in their portraits. Even a shift in thirty minutes can make a big difference! Too much sun and the light is too harsh; not enough and we miss the golden glow. I mostly rely on my experience to gauge when we’ll have optimal light for any particular location. But I also have a professional app with geo-points on light angle at any given hour of the day to refine my decisions. It’s all part of the job of being a professional and giving clients the best experience and results.
As you can see, Truman also took his role in preparing very seriously! His senior style consisted of dressing to the nines in his gray tailored suit for our dressier portion of the shoot. We planned the session to allow timing for several different looks as well–each one accentuating a different aspect of his personality.
The personal touch
Finally, incorporating something personal into the shoot really makes the session into something everyone will remember about this amazing time of life. Truman’s love of music and his talent on the clarinet captures his cool, artistic side. These shots, truly made his senior style unique.
In the end, communication is key to creating an amazing senior portrait session like Truman’s. Senior year goes by in a flash! So scheduling during the summer before or in the autumn will keep everything much more relaxed and happy.